WWII & NYC: The Rise and Decline of New York City Session 2: Resilient Metropolis: World War II and the Transformation of New York after 1945
Historian and author Kenneth T. Jackson examines New York City’s decline after World War II, revealing how it recovered to once again become the greatest city in the world.
Mike Wallace evaluates how World War II catapulted New York City to the center of the world, ultimately causing it to emerge as the cultural and economic seat of an American new-style empire.
Michael S. Neiberg, one of the world’s leading authorities on World War I, offers an alternate explanation for the outbreak of World War I in Europe. (Presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute.)
Three of America’s most distinguished Civil War historians return to discuss Gettysburg, one of the bloodiest and most haunting battles of the Civil War, which in three days forever changed the course of American history.
Acclaimed Civil War historians discuss the lives, careers, and complicated legacies of Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman.
Renowned historians engage in an illuminating conversation about William Henry Seward, a complex and pivotal figure, and an early architect of America’s empire.
In conjunction with the exhibition AIDS in New York: The First Five Years, this special program reflects on Larry Kramer’s life and the lasting significance of his award-winning play The Normal Heart.
Toshi Yoshihara discusses China’s rapidly expanding economy and military power and how it could potentially affect the United States. Presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute.
Lawrence Husick examines why the cyberwars of the future are the next great threat to national security, military capabilities, and civilian systems and infrastructure. Presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute.
Celebrated author Taylor Branch discusses the life and career of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the watershed moments in Civil Rights during King’s time.